This is a workshop for lovers, for people who want to be better at the world’s most important endeavor: loving! Come with a loved one: a partner, a best friend, a family member, or anyone you want to love better or more. Or come alone, and learn some new skills. Perhaps you will relearn what you may have temporarily forgotten. If you want to be more clear about how you are connecting to the other or how you might relate more skillfully to someone you care for, and get the love you need and want, or, if you simply want to be better at opening your heart, you are welcome here!
In this class we will combine the modern neuroscience of attachment theory and interpersonal neurobiology, with the ancient wisdom of mystical poets Rumi and Hafiz, and Zen master, Thich Nhat Hanh. (We might even revisit, in Mindfulness, of course, some of the timeless heart teachings of the sages, Paul, John, George and Ringo. Maybe a few others too, like Sting, Stevie, etc….)
One thing is certain: you will be enriched and perhaps surprised by these practices and this information. If you let it in, you life may never be the same. As Meher Baba said, ‘Love is no game for the faint of heart.’ At the very least, you have nothing to lose but your grumpiness!
Come as you are. We’ll be expecting you….
Deepesh Faucheux, who aspires to be a lover of all sentient beings, is a veteran of hundreds of hours of couples’ therapy and teachings. Some of these teachings have been at the knee of living masters (some are gone, and some still live), such as Ron Kurtz, Osho Rajneesh, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Faisal Muqaddam; much of this wisdom comes from ancient and modern books, poetry, and sacred writings. Deepesh has had the honor of offering classes for almost fifteen years with his good friend, Richard Royster.
Books to Peruse: Teachings on Love, by Thich Nhat Hanh; Interpersonal Neurobiology, Daniel Siegel; Healing Emotions: Conversations with the Dalai Lama on Mindfulness, Emotions and Health, Daniel Goleman (ed.); Mating in Captivity, by Esther Perrel
“What you feel, you can heal – what you resist, persist(s)” (Deepesh´s favorite saying)